Suited to Endurance?

Pictured: Darice Whyte on Shalimar Cierra Rose I sold one of my beautiful Arabian mares recently. I have owned Shalimar Cierra Rose for 10 years and during that time I tried to make her into an endurance horse. Despite my best attempts it just wasn’t her forte. I could tell she was thinking “how much…

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May the 4th be with Us!

Pictured: Shannon Lightfoot and Lily at MEC in 2017 From the desk of Rider, Shannon Lightfoot: Meet Lilly. Lilly is my now 13 year old 1/2 Arab & 1/2 Paint X Mare.  I saw her for sale online in Thunder Bay and started messaging the owner.  After corresponding back and forth we figured out I…

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So what’s your goal?

Well there are only 4 months till our first ride of the season! How are your training plans coming? While I have been out conditioning my horses I have to say I’ve had some heart burn over my mare Tia. Tia ended the season on a rather troublesome note. She seemed stiff in the front…

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The Big Chill – MEC Birds Hill Park

Pictured: L to R, Dianne on Serenade, Darice on Tia, and Tammy on Kaliyah    Photo Credit: Shannon Yaskiw Well it was a chiller thriller at the Park for our final ride of the year. So many brave souls showed up with their steeds despite the horrid weather we had to contend with on Saturday. There…

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Spruce Woods, A long awaited Completion for Kat Irvine

Pictured: Kat Irvine on her new horse, Time to Shine (Sunny) Spruce Woods Provincial Park south of Brandon, Manitoba is one of my favourite endurance venues. Trails run for miles through semi-arid terrain, featuring mixed-grass prairie and shifting sand dunes. Occasionally, you come across unlikely plants and strange creatures like the hognose snake. It has…

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Spruce Woods Sensation!

Pictured: Trish Leiman Forde on Koda (Mustang) I’m not going to talk about the ride part of Spruce Woods as I couldn’t ride it and I’ve asked others to comment on that part. I do want to talk about the event. WOW! What an awesome turnout!! We had riders from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The…

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